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Samsung WiFi Link Stick

3.9 out of 5 stars 274 customer reviews

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  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n draft 2.0
  • Supports ConnectShareTM
  • Security (64/128bit WEP, WPA/WPA2)
  • Adaptive-diversity reception for high reception quality
  • Pilot tone squelch for eliminating RF interference when transmitter is turned off

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  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 2 x 1.3 cm ; 95 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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  • Item model number: WIS09ABGN
  • ASIN: B002669XKY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,740 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Take your HDTV to new heights with LinkStick. The LinkStick is a wireless USB 2.0 adapter that provides instant access to Samsung's Internet@TV service for widget-based content from internet sources, InfoLink RSS newsfeeds from USA TODAY, and access to your media library without cables thanks to DLNA--all on your Samsung HDTV screen.

Internet@TV
Powered by the revolutionary Yahoo! Widget Engine, Samsung's Internet@TV content service lets users access widget-based content from a wide array of Yahoo! Internet sources including Flickr, News, Weather and Finance along with future third-party providers as they become available.

InfoLink
Samsung's InfoLink RSS Access makes it easy for you to stay on top of the news, even while watching your favorite programs. Get personalized, real-time weather, news, stock price quotations and more delivered to your HDTV screen from USA TODAY.

DLNA
Easily enjoy your PC-based music, video, and pictures from any room in your home. The LinkStick is DLNA-compliant, so you can connect to other DLNA devices to enjoy your media content without the hassle of extra cabling.

BD Live and More
The LinkStick also lets you add wireless entertainment to your Samsung Blu-ray player. Take full advantage of interactive features like downloadable video content, ringtones, games and more. Download additional content from the internet or even chat with friends when watching the same movie.

In addition, find some new tunes on the popular Pandora service, and if you're a Netflix member, stream your favorite movies through Netflix Unlimited.
Other Characteristics:
Colour of product: Black
Connectivity technology: Wireless
Data transfer rate (max): 54 Mbit/s
Depth: 16 mm
Frequency band: 2.4 - 5
Height: 83.8 mm
Host interface: USB
Link/Act LED: Yes
Weight: 96 g
Width: 26.6 mm
Wireless connection: Yes
Wireless technology: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

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I too read all the reviews about the samsung internet dongle and people not being able to use it but still decided to buy it at the same time as my samsung LED telly from amazon and it's amazing.

I struggled with the wireless code for about 20 minutes until I realised I'd not changed the letters i was imputting from caps to non-caps and the bt hub password I was imputing was in upper case BUT I was entering my bt home hub password in lower case. you change the case using the red, green, yellow, blue buttons on the remote like you would use to control the remote. The reviewer saying it doesn't have numbers to enter is wrong, it clearly says in the set up that you use the remote to add in numbers 0-9 and the left right buttons to select the letters. (p.s. password can be found on the back of your bt home hub or your router password if you have set one). Also as you are doing the set up don't touch the volume or the channels or anything like that as you may need to start the process again. When I made an error I just pulled out the dongle. and put it back again and started from the beginning.

If I did all the above first time around I would have been set up in 2 minutes.

Then once I was synced with my home hub I updated the internet services to download all the apps to the TV's memory. This took about an hour to download so don't do this if you are wanting to watch tv or a film immediately, BUT once this had happened i was then able to get bbc iplayer, daily motion videos, youtube clips, and stream films from love film. It also had google maps and facebook and twitter. A photo manager, some more games, weather applications, a history channel app with what happened this day in history.

It's amazing.
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You may wonder why you need a Samsung special WiFi dongle instead of any of the other more widely available brands. The answer lies in the fact that you cannot load device drivers on to a TV, so it has to be a specially designed device that can be configured via the TV setup menus.
As soon as the device was plugged in, it detected all the nearest wireless routers easily enough, but the only way to get it to connect successfully to my home network was to enter its MAC address into the router. Apart form this, operation was reliable and unobtrusive. The dongle is fairly compact and is hardly noticable from the front, although I am surprised Samsung did not make it connect in an upright position. (The right angle adapter is only intended for use with Samsungs' BD player).
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If you have a recent Samsung LCD tv (series 6), this is the thing that will take it online. It does what it says on the box, but for a wi-fi dongle this is a rip off. The only way Samsung is getting away with this is that this is the only dongle which has drivers pre-installed in your tv, so there is nothing else you can use. Yes, it will get your TV to access your DLNA content on your wifi network, yes, it is easy to set up, but you do not get full internet connectivity, the yahoo widgets give you very-very limited choice of content. If you want stuff beyond youtube, weather, news (very limited), stocks (so-so) - well, you cant. You can get flicker, but forget myspace or facebook and pretty much all else.
All in all, if you want the full functionality of your tv, you need this, but be aware, services are limited and the price is ridiculous!
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After buying my samsung tv i was disappointed that it was not already wireless built in and i had to make a separte purchase to ulitise the other features of my tv. i must admit it was quite simple to use, i plugged it in and pretty much found my router.

however, not the fault of the dongle, the features of samsung internet tv are quite poor, limited and most importantly SLOW! its faster to access ceefax or freeview teletext and thats says something. youtube if anyone is interested is not yet ready and the news articles which i would be most inerested are only headings and brief 4 lines.

you can use this also for streaming media from pc to your tv via dlna which is quite smooth. but u should be aware it works only for a limited range of files and u cannot forward or rewind.

i would consider strongly before purcharsing if u really need it or can wait this they SPEED up internet tv (as they state they trying to do) and make it useful
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A good piece of kit which does exactly what it says on the box. Connected my Samsung TV (L40B650) to my home network perfectly, and no problems with the security I have in place.

The supplied file sharing software (Samsung PC Share Manager) is a bit flakey. The interface response is very slow, and I gave up trying to share all of my media files(287GB)using the software. It worked fine when sharing 10GB though.

Once online the TV found some widgets, which now include a YouTube app. Each time it connects it's reasonably fast (20 seconds) to boot. Which I don't find a problem.

For £49 it's a handy addition, not essential but I'd recommend it.
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I bought this specifically to access LoveFilm from my new Samsung LED TV. I have a new Samsung BD player which has built in Wi-Fi and connects perfectly well to the Internet, but that doesn't have a LoveFilm app. I have a TV that has the LoveFilm app but won't connect to the Internet!

After installing this device and spending an hour wondering why it couldn't even detect any network, I decided to move my BT wireless router and situate it right next to the TV, which solved the problem. But why did the Samsung BD player (located directly under the TV) and all other Wi-Fi devices in the house have no problem connecting to the router, just the TV with this dongle?

Once connected I tried moving the router away, little by little, but after about 4 metres, the TV/dongle lost the connection (while the BD connection was still fine at 20 metres and through walls). Using the supplied USB extension cable (i.e. separating the dongle from the TV a little) helped somewhat, but in conclusion I can't get an Internet connection on the TV unless the TV and router are in the same room.

I will return this product. If I have to have the router in the same room, I might as well connect a LAN cable and save the cost of this unimpressive dongle!

All in all, bemused, disappointed and unimpressed.
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